If an APRN practices OCGA 43-34-23 under Georgian law, the APRN sees the patient, makes the diagnosis(s), determines the course of treatment, and then calls a prescription to the pharmacy under the name of their cooperating doctor – just like a nurse or medical assistant. The same applies when the doctor has not evaluated the patient at all. A protocol agreement is signed under OCGA version 43-34-23 of the Act and kept on site, but it is not sent to the Medical Board, so no fees are required. Under the OCGA version 43-34-25 of the act, the APRN signs its own name on revenues. This type of protocol agreement must be submitted to the Board of Medical Examins within 30 days of signing (with a fee of 150 $US) and a copy must be kept in your practice. If the APRN also prescribes controlled substances, he must not use the DEA number issued to his cooperating doctor, but must have his own DEA number. AED numbers are only distributed for 3 years in a row at a price of $731. If your doctor wants you to write for controlled substances, ask them to pay this fee, as they need something you wouldn`t have to practice otherwise. Don`t be persuaded to use your number instead to save money, because it`s against the law! Most importantly, the name of the APRNs on all these recipes allows us to recognize ourselves as legitimate suppliers, without fear of persecution and surveillance. Thank you very much for publishing this information.
It is clear and incisive. I`ll share it with my medical administrator! Some of you are already aware of this, but for those who are new graduates or have moved out of state, it`s instructive. This is done directly from the office of the GA COMPOSITE MEDICAL COUNCIL: only active members can comment on this announcement.. . . .